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medicare to pay for obamacare. now this is the same raiding medicare lie that romney has been pushing since august. >> romney: the president's plan cuts medicare -- excuse me -- well let's see -- there we go. by $716 billion. cut. >> jennifer: polititfact, the fact checker in looking at that statement rated it mostly false because here is the truth. president obama has made medicare more efficient by cutting costs in the program to the tune of $716 billion. that's cutting costs, not cutting patient care, not kicking people off of medicare, not cutting benefits, just cutting costs by making it more efficient. and then he reinvested those savings back into medicare to extend its life by eight years. and this is the kicker. paul ryan proposed the same thing in his budget but now that he has nothing better to run on, he and romney are attacking the president for the very same cuts that were in paul ryan's budget. these are the same proven myths and falsehoods that romney is going to say on wednesday night. these are the ones that his surrogates will repeat in the d
. eat like that guy you know. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it could save you thousands in out-of-pocket costs. call now to request your free decision guide. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and you never need a referral. see why millions of people have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp. don't wait. call now. >>> do you like polls? because we have a lot of them. lots of new polls on the state level, national level. here is where the presidential contest stand
. if you look at the issues that really matter, taming the explosive growth of medicare, the explosive growth of medicaid, saving social security, cutting national defense. we spend more than the next 17 countries combined. our defense spending is unsustainable. tax reform. we're not hearing that from either side. so when i hear barack obama saying mitt romney's a right-wing radical and mitt romney's saying barack obama is a european socialist, it's a joke because al, there's not, unfortunately, a lot of serious talk about -- and you talk to simpson-bowles about the key issues that are going to bankrupt us, not in the next generation, but over the next decade. >> you're right, joe. and the architecture's out there. we know what we have to do. >> right. >> both sides know what we have to do. both sides have to compromise some. particularly social security's not that hard at all. >> no. >> but no one's talking about it. this is a strange campaign. in some ways people talk about what they want to do 10 or 15 years from now. no one's talking about what we're going to do in the next couple
have worked their whole lives, paid into medicare. they are folks looking for jobs right now. these are folks out what to get back to work. these are folks looking to care for themselves. i agree with a congressman. the way we address this is we broaden the tax base, but you give people jobs so they are part of the system. that is how we have always functioned as society. when i talk about the american dream it is giving people those opportunities so they can climb one or two rungs on the ladder and leave their kids better off. we have got to on president -- to honor the parents and grandparents. we need to be involved in the social security system. >> on to this debate. republicans in this district and other districts are running tv ads hammering you and other democrats for supporting the president's health care overall, specifically what they say is a dangerous cuts to medicare by lowering payments to providers in the medicare advantage program. do you support that aspect of health care overall, and if so, what you say to seniors who are worried about their health care? >>
log mix 70/30 flexpen, covered by 90% of insurance plans, including medicare. find your co-pay at myflexpen.com. t there. - one serving of cheese is the size of four dice. one serving of cereal, a baseball. and one serving of fruit, a tennis ball. - you know, both parties agree. our kids can be healthier... the more you know. >>> i've got to tell you something, the general public that i speak to in new jersey and elsewhere are just beginning to really tune into this race. and so they're going so start tuning in on wednesday night. and when they do, governor romney's going to lay out his vision for a better and greater america, for greater opportunity for all of our citizens, and i think that's when you're going to see this race really start to tighten and then move in governor romney's direction. come thursday morning, the entire narrative of this race is going to change. >> it is the top of the hour. a beautiful morning here in new york city. welcome back to "morning joe." mark halperin and john heilemann are still with us. and joining the set, nbc news's tom brokaw, good to have yo
article is getting medicare cost under control. that is the most untouchable thing. that is going to cause more trouble than any other problem we have fiscally in the united states. getting medicare costs under control is the number one thing. >> you say we also surcharge smokers and the obies for their medicare coverage. where did that come from? -- be obese for their medicare coverage. >> i am the one who put it into the memo, but i did not have to fight hard for it. something i put in the washington post, i called them mega fatties. i was rebuked for being insensitive, which i guess i probably am. but this is another thing where everybody knows this to be true and somebody has to pay for it. i am not saying you have to bankrupt people who are too heavy, but there should be penalties. i an not really a democrat, but i am a democrat compared to him. you have to be responsible to some extent for your own behavior. somebody is going to pay for it. >> we should point out also we are not the only people making arguments for this. there have been bipartisan commissions, a task force headed by
for an hour national defence to our domestic programs and medicare providers. this says i am not responsible. but this is not satisfy anybody because it does not solve the problem. the republicans consult the democrats and vice versa but people have to work together. you cannot work together unless we are here working. that is what i think is the point we want to drive home. why are we working these problems out? why do we have to wait until after any election to do the people's work? there are too many americans suffering and asking when congress will act like congress. they should pass legislation that will get signs to resolve the issues that need to be resolved. >> the republicans claim to be in favor of middle class tax reform. the president has called gum -- upon the congress to immediately enact middle-class tax relief. let's move forward and we agree on. we agreed to provide extended tax for 98% of the people. republicans have said we're not going to move together on what we agree on a lesser will also to agree to provide a number around a big tax breaks to people like mitt romney an
medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it could save you thousands in out-of-pocket costs. call now to request your free decision guide. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and you never need a referral. see why millions of people have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp. don't wait. call now. check out the latest collection of snacks from lean cuisine. creamy spinach artichoke dip, crispy garlic chicken spring rolls. they're this season's must-have accessory. lean cuisine. be culinary chic. >>> everybody freak out! romneymania is sweeping
and romney are arguing over who is going to spend more money on medicare would need to have a reading debate and discussion on this country on how we slash medicare spending because if we do not, i believe we will find ourselves in the midst of a monetary collapsed as a result of continuing to borrow and spend money to the tune of 43 cents out of every dollar we spend. host: so what do you see on that particular issue? what is your prescription? pardon the expression. >> i oversaw the or form of medicaid in the mexico when i was governor of new mexico. we ticket from a fee-for- service model to a managed-care model. we saved hundreds of millions of dollars, set up better health care networks for the poor. i believe if the federal government would have a lot granted the state of new mexico 43% less money, and done away with all the strings and the mandate, i could've effectively oversee the delivery of health care to the fore. i think you apply that same template to medicare, health care for those over 65, get the federal government out of the health-care business completely , give it up to t
with a little bit, as his position has been changing just in the past couple of weeks. on medicare, the republicans had been ahead or even even with the democrats not long ago. but today president obama leads on medicare by 12 points. leads on medicare by even more than he's ahead on health care in general. it's also interesting that the president's middle east numbers, specifically, is ten points higher than his advantage over mr. romney on the broad issue of foreign policy. and then we get into some real contested ground. the president is favored on the issue of taxes, but on the generic question of who would be better trusted to handle the economy, mr. romney leads by three. on the deficit, mr. romney leads by nine. on all of these issues, that's the one on which he has the strongest trust from voters as compared with president obama. and that confidence in mr. romney on the deficit turns up not just in the nbc/"wall street journal" poll, but in a lot of national polls. even though he hasn't given a lot of details as to how he would handle the deficit as an issue. the bottom lin
of the hot topics between president obama and governor mitt romney health care and medicare. >> indeed. kristin fisher tracking the debate for us this morning. she's live in the satellite center trying to break it all down. these are complex issues. >> reporter: good morning. this debate was so focused on the economy that it took the candidates 45 minutes before they ever mentioned the words health care. but when they did, it was certainly one ever the more memorable exchanges of the night. lively exchanges of the night. at one point mitt romney told the president point blank that if elected, he would repeal his health care law to which the president responded by saying, but we've seen this model work really well in massachusetts. here's part of that exchange. >> i want to take the $716 billion you've cut it and put it back into medicare. by the way, we can include a prescription program. but the idea of cutting $716 billion from medicare to be able to balance the additional cost of obama care is in my opinion a mistake. with regards to young people coming along, i've got proposals to
said that president obama cut $716 billion out of medicare. i want to save medicare. he cut $716 billion out of medicare. that went right out of benefits. and he kept saying that over and over and over again. you know that's not true. i know that's not true. all of the fact checkers have said that's not true. president obama did not say last night it's not true. and if you don't rebut it, you let it stand so people watching are going to believe that crap. we know the truth. that $716 billion didn't come out of benefits. it was $716 billion in savings from getting rid of cleaning up the system and getting rid of fraud and getting rid of misrepresentation, getting rid of overpayments on the part of insurance companies which have been stealing that money. it didn't come out of benefits. it came out of -- again, out of the insurance companies and their misrepresentation and their fraud and the $716 billion were $716 billion in savings identified by republicans and included in paul ryan's budget which republicans in the hou
their tax subsidies, he voted twice -- not once, but twice to end medicare by turning it over to private insurance companies. that's not providing a safety net. that is creating a promise for the people of the state of nevada. they node to know who's fighting for him and who's fighting for the big guys. time and again whatever my opponent says -- and he talks a good game. rather than standing with middle income nevada cans who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own, my opponent has been voting with wall street, voting with corporations that ship our jobs overseas, voting with big oil instead of taking care of business at home. you want to create jobs? don't give tax subsidies to big oil. invest in nevada's renewable energy companies. he voted against investing, investing in nevada's companies that are going to create good-paying jobs right here in the state of nevada. that's what nevada's senator has to do. >> moderator: thank you. senator heller, you have a minute to rebut. [laughter] heller: she has so many talking points, one by one we can rebut everything. >> she has said
medicare privatized. that is what he wants. he has a particular sion fokiar makehevehe qua edn i i have ner had in nebsk mgo to washingto ep spending. that is not howe did . i have been on e fron lin in education, have served on a board, in a small district where you deal intimately with staff and with students and parents. we have been successful in here in that state doing this. u can examine a groupudmpact fiher on nebraska. it will cut jobs. itaser vot againstrenatal caor wom not ce dy s is at s hasinpasto tt s an vote e most important thing we can do to make sure we have success in our schools. >> this is the nebraska u.s. senate debate live from lincoln. together with libraries across nebraska, short videos have been recorded in which citizens talk about the issues important to them and allows them to ask questions. tonight you will hear from citizens and our first question bowser.rom margaret popp >> the other problem i would like to see address is huge campaign finance reform. our elections are being sold to the highest bidder. that is not what our alexians should be about. >> -- th
call me that. i also think that we need to cut the increases in medicare costs. none of which would impact the benefits themselves, so he may say that i am in favor of cutting that money, but by the way, he voted for the same cut, except he wants to privatize medicare. i am seeking to go to a place in washington, where everyone plays the blame game -- where everyone thinks that the problems are caused by the democrats and republicans. as you already know. the sooner that we address this, this serious physical problem in this country, the sooner we can get the solutions and not the gobbledygook. as you already know, i am not a professional politician. you can tell by my haircut. however, i take a second seat to no one in my commitment to the right things for this country. i served 30 years in the united states army on active duty and as an active reservist. and i did it because it was the right thing, but i also think that was the right experience. as you may or may not know, 80% never served in the military. those people who never served don't know what it's like to send sons and da
voted to end medicare by turning it over to private insurance companies twice. he said he was proud to any said he does not mean it, it would never pass anyway. all right, look. i understand the importance of a good education. i am the first person in my family to go to college. my dad has got a ninth grade education. a good education changes your life. our students here are not just competing anymore with places in the united states. not just montana. they are competing with other emerging economies across the planet. we have to invest in our cells. -- in ourselves. i was astonished knowing the importance of a quality education when my opponent voted to slash grants and voted to increase the interest payments on student loans. that is how i went to school. that is how thousands of nevada at middle income families go to school. they depend on it. my opponent voted to slash. and he in -- he voted to double. as far as the department of education is concerned, at the lincoln county dinner, he very clearly said it is exactly what he would do, eliminate the department of education. it wa
and medicare people, they're part of your 47%. you want to drop them from the list of eligible americans. you don't have any care for these people. what are you talking about? we've got it on tape, governor. we've got it on tape what you think of these people. don't come out here and pretend you care about old people because you met somebody at some campaign event. you've written off 47% of the country before you even started. where was obama tonight? romney, i loved the split screen. staring at obama. addressing him. like the prey. he did it just right. i'm coming at an incumbent. i've got to beat the champ and i've got to beat him tonight and i don't care what this guy moderator whatever he thinks he is because i'm going to ignore him. what was romney doing? he was winning. >> he was winning. >> all right. good morning. it's thursday, october 4th. welcome to "morning joe." wow! page turns a bit. with us on set, we have msnbc contributor mike barnicle and national affairs for "new york" magazine and political analyst john heilemann. and in nashville, i love nashville, pulitzer prize-winning
revolution taking place in medical care now. it is in medicare website, hospital compare, and it has ratings for hospitals, patient satisfaction scores to my information on whether they follow best practices. some of the information is helpful. some of it is not. but we are seeing a revolution out where the heart surgeon's society is getting ready -- together with consumer reports in a way to measure outcomes. and 40% of hospitals now participate in this outcome performance test. host: 10 in new york on the republican line. -- ken in new york on the republican line. caller: i went into the hospital with a compound fracture of my lower right leg. at a local hospital here i had to read through all of the paperwork there were handing me before i went into surgery. -- they were handing me before winter surgery. -- went into surgery. and it had something to do with the left leg. i was like, wait a minute, i broke my right leg here. now i have to look over these forms again. they had to go back and redo and bring me the correct forms. i was in there for about almost a month. they transferred me t
, the senate, and the president to help people passed social security and medicare and food stamps. any port middle-class or working-class person that boats for a republican -- that votes for republicans -- this world would be back with it was in the 1930's. people to have the minimum wage. \ guest: that was very interesting laying out what is happening in this country. you raise the issue of the minimum wage. the democrats have not been pushing for that to be increased either. this is a very serious issue, the issue of a minimum wage of eight livable wage. -- oh a little -- of a liv able. i agree it is not a liberal media in this country. let's go back to the bombing of iraq in 2003. there was a report of the four nightly newscasts. in a two-week period, colin powell pushing for war in the u. n, it was the final nail in the coffin. he had been hesitant about the war. he was very credible when he came out and said i believe there are weapons of mass destruction. it did not turn out to be true. you look at these four major nightly newscasts and in that two-weeks, six weeks before the bombing
and medicare, et cetera. very, very tough stuff f. mr. romney can accuse him of lying, that will be a very, very sharp moment. both sides trying to downplay the expectations in all of this, with the belief that if you can set the barlow enough, either one of them can jump over it. >> jamie: we have seen a lot of that. on the sunday shows today. carl, you have been to a number of debates. any inside intel on the keys that the viewers should be watching for from home on wednesday night? >> personality. whether or not each of these men are engaged, empathetic with the voter concerns and have sharp, catchy answers. the battle over facts and who scores the most points or lands the most blows, often that gettings a lot of headlines, but there is a feeling that sets in, a day or two after the debates about who was the most presidential, in command, confident and assured and comfortable in their own skin. that's very, very hard to do, swlu all of these weeks of anticipation. frankly, days and days and days where both sides have been shadow boxing. the rhetoric hasn't been as tough because they kno
was medicare . jim lehrer was but -- but. he got confused. >> steve: poor guy. >> brian: 78. ♪ ♪ [ clock ticking ] [ male announcer ] there's a better way... v8 v-fusion. vegetable nutrition they need, fruit taste they love. could've had a v8... ♪ >> brian: hey, glad you are up. why was president obama so off of his game in the debate. journalist bob woodword had a theory on shared on the radio on kilmeade and friends. >> something happened intelligence report, who knows the things that can happen in a president's life that distract him. he was distracted. it was not an engaged obama. i think as the onion gets peeled on this. we'll find that something happened in his presidential or personal life that distracted him. >> brian: could personal problems be the reason and blame why the president did so poorly . dick morris, you wrote the book screwed, you should know. >> he noticed there was not a teleprompter in front of him. i leave it to al gore to explain his bad performance on cloimate change when he said altitude in denver . two reasons for the bad performance . the first is, he's no
about, you talked about paul ryan, this medicare argument, you know, do you think that seniors believe that this is only going to affect people under the age of 55 or do they not trust politicians enough to think they can't keep their hands off the medicare. >> i honestly don't know how to get my arms around how the seniors react. they understand that paul ryan is up to no good when it comes to his medicare proposal. they look at him you look at the response at aarp, the way the proposal is at the end of the day has been received negatively by all folks even people who say we need to do something with the medicare, don't think it works. >> thank you, eliot spitzer who you can see on viewpoint at 8:00 p.m. you can watch him tonight covering all the issues for the debate. thank you. >> thanks for having me on. >> you can call 866-55-press. we're taking more of your calls. i'm jamaal simmons. thank you for putting up with me this morning. >> radio meets television, the bill press show, now on current tv. ♪ perspective. >>i'm a slutty bob hope. the troops love me. >>only on current tv. y
, the bain arguments, the 47 arguments, medicare, taxes. that is where it seems to be doing damage to romney. >> you asked the question would you say you were better off than you were during the 2008 presidential election. 31% thought they were better off. 31% worse off. same, 34%. that same 34%, but how are they lining up? >> this is really interesting. this is the question that republicans want to center the election on. are you better off than you were four years ago. and not surprisingly among the roughly one-third who say they are better off, president obama is prerge dominantly, and the ones w say they're worse off mitt romney is winning 10-1. but what is striking to me, the remaining third, president obama is ahead substantially by almost 25 points, 57-34 i believe was the number. >> right. the question was finances has have not changed since 2008. >> so that means that romney is faring poorly on the choice. >> they're saying they're kind of ambivalent about obama's performance over the last four years, but among them president obama has a big lead and what it says is right now romney
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with nearly half a billion dollars in medicare fraud. >> your washington nationals can relax for another day. the orioles have one all or nothing playoff game tonight. we'll explain that coming up next too. >>> on this friday morning what a gorgeous day we're going to have. really one of the better days of the year again coming up. beautiful fall weather coming today. we start with temperatures in the 50s and 60s and see plenty of sunshine. lunchtime, hey eat outside if you can. 77. going up to 83 for the high. and by 6:00 still gorgeous at 78 degrees. weekend forecast has big changes here by sunday. those details in about five. right now in for monika is beverly farmer with timesaver traffic. >>> howard, they're checking on a crash southbound 270 police and fire crews were responding south of 118 and close to montgomery village avenue for the report of that accident. no delay here on the 118 camera. left side of the screen is southbound traffic but again approaching the montgomery village avenue. careful for that initial report of a crash. your next timesaver traffic at 5:16. mike back to y
up to higher levels of governments. when i heard the president when year ago put medicare and social security on the chopping block, and medicaid as a solution to the crisis, i said, we cannot allow this to go unchallenged. that is what actually brought me into the race. i got a involved to help recruit somebody that could run and represent the green party. and represent the solutions that the american people are clamoring for. in the process, when you join a recruiting committee, sometimes you get recruited yourself. going back, i became involved with the green party to start with about 10 years ago when as a doctor and a mother -- a medical doctor and a mother, i felt like things were unraveling around us. we really did not have a feature to provide for our children. in so many ways from the economy and the rise of epidemic disease, i began to work with our elected officials thinking that surely they would want to do the right thing. i felt like, we have real alternatives. i was working in the community to develop alternatives. for example, clean, renewable energy that saves lives
on the details there. medicare you know is going to come up tonight. what are the candidates proposing and who's ahead on this issue going into that debate? >> this is interesting because we've heard so much about it. i would expect romney is going to say, wow, obama wants to cut medicare by billions of dollars and obama's going to say that's not true and that's been hashed out for several months now. in the reverse i would expect romney -- i would obama to say senior citizens will have to pay more money if romney is elected, pay more money on their health care. i would expect romney to say, that's not true. we've heard these arguments for months. let's take a look at new polling data from cnn/orc. the question is asked, who would handle medicare better? 52% said obama, 44% said romney. those numbers have been the same for a while now. we'll see if the debate changes that. >> elizabeth cohen, with a preview of what we might expect tonight. we appreciate it. >>> 14 minutes after the hour right now. a lot of news going on. christine with the news. >> benjamin netanyahu is calling it primitive an
is going on, lisa? >> hi, wolf. 91 people are facing criminal charges accused of defrauding medicare out of $430 million. the justice department and attorney general eric holder say doctors, nurses andthers in seven cities came up with schemes to bill medicare for unnecessary treatments. and one's patient never even got one doctor is charged with writing 30,000 prescriptions resulting in $100 million in fraud. and detroit tigers third base miguel cabrera has done something that hasn't happened in 45 years. he's won baseball's triple crown. he ended the season leading the american league in batting average, home runs and runs batted in. and it all came down to yesterday's game. and he was able to hold onto his leads despite going 0 for 2. now the question is, will he be the mvp? and kitchenaide is doing damage control after a staffer tweeted this from the company's twitter handle during the debate. "obama's grandma even knew it was going to be bad. she died three days before he became president." ouch. it was sent after the president mentioned his grandmother's death. kitchenaid immediate
of americans, the polling shows ryan's pick add medicare at front and center, especially in florida -- he has a problem -- >> i'm not arguing that. >> i don't think he's going to be able to avoid. i think you are going to get some substance. i think you need to get some personality. you need to get some spontaneity. i'm not sure either of these two guys is good at spontaneity. if you can fix spontaneity, you've achieved success in politics. >> here's one good piece of news for romney. whatever's happening in sort of the inside washington game, i saw a poll today, i think it was abc news said, 52% of americans expect obama to win. something like 25%, 30% expect romney to win. with the viewers, may not not -- maybe they won't all be watching. >> skewed polls. >> christie is saying, everything will change wednesday. everything will change. >> let me see what obama needs to be. obama has to make sure that he doesn't come off as sort of arroga arrogant, who are you to question me, the president of the united states? that never works. they are now equals in the eyes of the american people. >> you m
and medicare. it wasn't like he never responded to it. >> but isn't the format in washington is that you get in a room with someone and you go at it and you try and figure it out? >> that's what we're asking. has he been too isolated? listen, we talked to him. the guy is brilliant. he really is. but has he become so isolated there's not the back-and-forth with even democratic leadership? because the democrats will tell you, he doesn't talk to them a whole lot. >> he doesn't listen. >> and he doesn't listen to them. >> he's pretty confident of his own views. look, there are a lot of elements to why the performance was bad starting with he's not that great a debater. he ended up in a room with a guy from his first answer was not the version of mitt romney i think he practiced against. so all the prep he did -- and he didn't do as much prep as he might have -- all the prep was against john kerry channeling the mitt romney we've seen for the last five years. >> what's interesting, mika -- >> we ought to be looking at that. >> we have steve schmidt on yesterday. steve schmidt would call me during
to save and strengthen medicare and social security, and we're putting the ideas on the table on how to do that. we're not going the try and scare seniors, we're going to save these benefits for seniors and for my generation so that these promises are kept. >> they have laid out clearly, they say, that what barack obama and joe biden did is they've endangered medicare, they've stole money from medicare, and they've done it to get obamacare and all this, and you see in the ads, and you hear it in everything they say. nothing could be further from the truth. >> next thursday night, october 11th, congressman paul ryan and vice president joe biden will face off in their only debate. abc news' martha rad dismoderates from center college in danville, kentucky, and you can watch and engage with c-span with our live debate preview at 7 p.m. eastern followed by the debate at 9. and your reaction, calls, e-mails and tweets at 10:30. follow live coverage on c-span, c-span radio and online at c-span.org. >>> this month as the presidential candidates meet for debate, we're asking middle and high school
that they have 100 days to reform medicare, reform social security, got to get spending under control, and it can't be like business as usual. they will be tempted to do that. republicans hold meetings and think about it a long time. they can't do that. they absolutely have to come out of the gate, blasting for reform, they have to rebuild the military, get the 313 chips, restore the terrible cuts the put in place. if they do it, democrats screams, the media screams, but the american people applaud and will be rewarded with a long period of time in time and power. if not, we'll go home. mitt romney will have the same problem obama had. he made the same promises. he's got to live up to them, a reform that obama made. i'm hoping that when we gather hen a year from now, that we'll have a set of prompts delivered upon, and maybe a new book. now, one last thing -- [laughter] i said they'd spend $2 billion in search of a million votes. i think the obvious thing is to buy a million copies of "the brief against obama" and leave them around the state; right? giving that i don't think the romney campaign d
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